Now in its 30th year of serving the Chicago-area arts community, the Arts and Business Council of Chicago (A&BC) is currently searching for an Executive Director (ED) to oversee its fundraising and operations.
The ED of the A&BC shapes the vision of the organization to empower A&BC as the premier management support organization to the arts in metro Chicago, while providing engagement and leadership opportunities for business volunteers. It is expected that the ED will spend time across i. Board relations- approx.. 20%; ii. Development approx.. 40% ; and iii. Strategy & Operational oversight approx.. 40%.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Partners with the board on effective governance, board building, corporate partnership development, and productive committee structure.
Manages board meeting agendas, action items, and documentation in support of the Corporate Secretary and Board Chair.
Summarizes financial performance, opportunities, and risks.
Provides leadership for fundraising and institutional advancement, inclusive of plans and strategies to grow revenue, identification of philanthropic sources, corporate and institutional relationship development and maximizing in kind resources, individual giving, special event income and new earned income sources (through programs, services, products).
Strategy & Operational Oversight
Shapes the vision for A&BC/Chicago, providing creative leadership, maximizing resources and supervising its development.
Understands environmental impact on non-profits and for-profits to ensure services and programs are relevant.
Manages internal processes and direct oversight of staff and sourcing.
Responsible for annual budgeting, investments and financial controls.
Drives positive collaborations and community partnerships; serves as spokesperson for A&BC; represents A&BC at performances, conferences and forums.
Serves as ambassador and spokesperson at the local—and national where possible--level to arts and cultural entities, business sector, volunteers, non-profits, funders, government and through traditional and social media.
Builds brand awareness and trust by providing marketing and PR direction through consistent messages to stakeholders and empowering board, staff, donors, volunteers and friends of A&BC with current, accessible and inclusive information.
The mission of the Arts & Business Council of Chicago (A&BC) is to strengthen non-profit arts organizations by bringing resources and expertise to the sector through consulting provided by highly qualified business professionals, training in all aspects of management and board functions, research in leading and emerging issues, relationships that bridge the arts community and businesses.